Probably some strange/dumb questions but these thoughts been at the top of my mind quite some time now. First the reason of my thoughts; I have noice induced Tinnitus due to overexposed earbuds uses during the day (at least that is my believe). First actually noticed with a high freq. noise (4kHz) pitch in my left ear, however, that pitch almost faded completely. In return, it became more of a static/white noise all over of my head sound. This noise is more active after being in (moderate) noisy environments. Now my questions; I’m now wondering whether this ‘over’activity is because of the auditory nerve (lost neurons?) that can’t find the corresponding damaged IHC/OHC or something alike and thus became even more hyperactive? Or can it be that the auditory nerve (the spiral ganglion cells) is damaged? Is auditory nerve damage possible due to noise exposure? Or are some of the IHC or OHC are stimulated (agitated) and are on the brink of finally going down/dead so to say and thus may finally lead to a new higher level of T. When it is auditory nerve damage then a threatment such as AM101 doesn't make sense, right? Or is above all ridiculous thinking? I hope my questions are clear, I can’t describe my thoughts/questions better at the moment?